Employment Law Attorneys

Practice Areas

Employment Law Practice

Carey & Associates, P.C. provides representation to employees and executives in the following areas.
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Pregnancy Discrimination

You are protected against pregnancy discrimination during and after your pregnancy.  The employer must accommodate your pregnancy issues and requests for a flexible work schedule, need for a clean and private lactation room, pregnancy leave and your return to work in the same position as before you left.  A majority of our attorneys are working mothers, so they get pregnancy discrimination.

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Age Discrimination

If you are over age 40 you are protected against discrimination based on your age.  Employers cannot condition your job based on your age, but they always do. We know this and have discovered all the nuances of how age discrimination occurs, we can see the patterns in every story.  A majority of age claims occur to employees ages 50-65, this is the age range when companies view these employees as too expensive from a compensation and benefits perspective. Like clockwork, employees will build trumped up subjective complaints about well-regarded employees and replace them with substantially younger ones. But beware, not all state and federal age discrimination laws are the same. Under federal law, employees must demonstrate that their age was the primary reason why they were fired or otherwise adversely treated. Think 85% or better that your age was the issue.  However, under many state laws, the burden is much lower, employees must only show their age was a substantial motivating factor in the employer’s decision making.  Think of a 51% chance or better that your age was the issue. 

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Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

No one can sexually harass another employee while at work. Sexual harassment can take the form of conditioning sex in exchange for favorable treatment at work, sexually hostile comments made in the work environment, unwelcomed touching and favoring one gender over another.  Simply, it’s immoral, wrong and illegal.  However, companies are not interested in protecting you, only the business.  You need to connect with Carey & Associates, P.C. and find out how to protect yourself before something adverse happens to you at work. Prevention is better than losing your job because you complained about sex discrimination against your employer. If you empower yourself with the law, companies are defenseless.

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Racial and National Origin Discrimination

It is illegal to treat employees differently because of their race and national origin. It is rare to hear comments of a racial tone and more common to find subsurface discrimination taking the form of disparate treatment favoring one race or national origin over another.

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Sexual Orientation and Transgender (LGBTQ)

It is now illegal for employers and co-workers to discriminate against you at work due to your sexual orientation and transgender status.  Although attitudes are slow to change, you can be assured that your rights will be protected when you work with Carey & Associates, P.C.

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Family Medical Leave

Under state and federal law, employees are allowed to take family medical leave up to 12 weeks and sometimes longer under various state laws.  All you need is a medical condition or a family member who is affected by a medical condition to obtain a leave of absence. But do not stay out too long your as your job will not be protected after 12 weeks.  Carey & Associates, P.C. attorneys understand the entire process and can make it easy to understand.

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Defamation

When your employer or coworker makes a knowingly false statement in writing or verbally about you, it is called defamation.  Unless the statement is a true fact, an opinion, or based on work necessity, you can hold the employer and coworker liable in the event you lose your job or experience a similar adverse event. 

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Religious Discrimination

Employers cannot discriminate against employees because of their religion and must accommodate religious practices. If you are being treated differently at work because of your religion or religious practices, we can provide a strategy to meet your goals.

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Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

Carey & Associates, P.C. has been handling disability discrimination and accommodation claims for more than twenty years.  If you are disabled and your employer is treating you differently because of your disability or your need for reasonable accommodation, we can level the playing field with your employer.  We believe in keeping clients employed and we will try any strategy to achieve this goal.

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Separation and Severance Negotiation

Carey & Associates, P.C. provides comprehensive severance representation to executives and employees. Severance negotiation involves understanding each party’s respective interests, expectations, legal positions and financial incentives. This is a business transaction and should not be confused with a legal battle. The end result is a complete waiver and release of your claims.  You have to maintain a “play to win attitude” during severance negotiations and we can help get you there.

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Executive Compensation and Employment Contracts

We represent executives and partners in contract negotiations for both public and private company employers. 

We also handle breach of contract claims brought by employees and executives against their employers.  You will need an attorney to examine the employment agreement and the underlying facts leading up to the dispute to properly evaluate your claims.  Often we can avoid litigation and reach a settlement with the employer.

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Wage and Overtime Claims

You have a legal right to be paid the federal and state minimum wage and to receive overtime compensation for all hours over forty hours per week.  Employees must keep track of their hours if they believe they are not receiving the correct level of pay, as many employers may not.  We also see misclassification of employees as salaried workers who should be paid hourly. 

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Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

Our clients are typically in the best position to report on workplace fraud and abuse. But when they do, they are the first employees to be terminated or adversely treated. There are state and federal laws that protect employee whistle blowers against retaliation and we seek to enforce them. If you have experienced the cold shoulder at work or worse have been fired, please contact us to discuss your case.

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Pension and Disability Benefit Litigation

We provide representation to employees related to their pension and short and long-term disability benefits under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). If you have been denied benefits, we can help sort out the issues and assist in reinstatement benefits.  We understand the administrative claims process and what each case requires to reach a successful resolution.  It is important, if not critical, to retain us when the claim is made or denied; proper documentation and evidence supporting the claim must be filed before an appeal is filed. 

We have dealt with the following medical disabilities: chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, early onset ALS and other complicated medical conditions. 

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Non-competition and Non-solicitation Agreements

We cannot stand non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and make every attempt to remove or void them whenever possible.  These agreements are unduly restrictive and hurt employees and the economy.  No employee ever voluntarily agreed to these agreements, they are forced on our clients on a take or leave it basis.  Our clients never negotiated the terms of the non-compete and often had very little time to review them long-term.  We often file suit in court to declare the agreements void because they are unreasonable in their time frame, overreaching on their geographic scope and just simply restrict our clients from working in their chosen profession.

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